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BW-441/A-B - Visit of Ras Desta Damtew of Ethiopia to Mount Vernon , July 20, 1933

 Item — Box: 2 (4x5)
Identifier: BW-441

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.


  • July 20, 1933

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 30 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on film negative sizes and types.)

From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet : Unprocessed material

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


BW-441/A - Prince Desta Damtew of Ethiopia, Charles C. Wall, Army and Navy officers, a black civilian, and a Marine guard in front of the Mansion at Mount Vernon. Damtew was the son-in-law of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie; BW-441/B - Prince Desta Damtew of Ethiopia, Charles C. Wall, Army and Navy officers, and several civilians arriving at the wharf.

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States